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Dadaism, The Invisible Present, National Treasures

Matthew Sweet presents. With a discussion about the founding of Dadaism, an exhibition about notions of time and a debate about when a celebrity becomes a 'national treasure'.

Matthew Sweet looks at the founding of the Dada movement 100 years ago in Zurich, as the city celebrates the anniversary with a series of exhibitions and cabarets which run throughout the year.

New Generation Thinker Will Abberley visits an exhibition in Oxford that plays with our notion of time as Modern Art Oxford begins a year-long celebration of 50 years, Kaleidoscope, with a show called The Indivisible Present.

Janet Street Porter and Michael Grade debate when does a celebrity become a 'national treasure', and what exactly does the term mean?

Modern Art Oxford's year-long celebration Kaleidoscope begins with The Indivisible Present. This runs until March 22nd when the galleries will begin transforming into the next exhibition, A Moment of Grace, which opens fully on April 16th.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith

Main image: 'Fountain' by Marcel Duchamp. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Will Abberley
Interviewed Guest Janet Street-Porter
Interviewed Guest Michael Grade
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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